FOX31 News Awarded 13 Heartland Emmys Including Overall Excellence

FOX31 News Awarded 13 Heartland Emmys Including Overall Excellence

Jeremy Hubbard Wins Best Anchor 

July 17, 2017 – KDVR, Tribune Broadcasting’s Denver FOX station, won 13 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Heartland Emmy’s Saturday night, including the prestigious overall excellence award which FOX31 won for the second year in a row.

“Winning an Emmy is an honor, and it’s extra special to take the top award that represents work from our entire team,” said Joan Barrett, VP and General Manager of KDVR-TV.

Winning the back-to-back Emmys for overall excellence comes at time of momentum for FOX31 News, which has achieved eight consecutive periods of ratings growth.

FOX31 reporters also took home Emmys for investigative and environmental reporting, business and technology stories, magazine programs and feature segments. 

“Our reporters work hard every day to get the story right,” said Linda Kicak, KDVR’s Acting News Director. “Everyone wins when good journalism is rewarded.”

FOX31 anchor, Jeremy Hubbard, was awarded the Emmy for best anchor for the second year in a row. He also won four additional Emmys for his reporting and specials.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by your peers,” said Hubbard. “Knowing that Colorado families trust FOX 31 for their news is what really makes us proud.”

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and the Emmy Award honor outstanding achievement in the television industry. The NATAS Heartland Chapter includes television markets in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

With 19 chapters across the country, NATAS is the only non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievement, raising industry standards, and improving the quality of television. 

Below is a list of awards received by the station:  

Overall Excellence: Joan M. Barrett, Vice President/General Manager

Talent – News Anchor: Jeremy Hubbard, Anchor

Investigative Report – Single Story:  “Drug Test Shakedown
Christopher Halsne, Investigative Reporter
Christopher Koeberl, Investigative Producer
Isaias Medina, Photojournalist/Editor
Serena Ung, Special Projects Producer
Noah Skinner, Photojournalist 

Environment – News Single Story: “Oil and Gas Inspections on the Western Slope
Carisa Scott, Investigative Producer
Joe St. George, Political Reporter

Specialty Assignment Report – News Single Story: “Daycare Death
Julie Bonniwell (Hayden), Reporter 

Technology – News Single Story: “Mars Desert Research Station
Bryant Vander Weerd, Photojournalist
Kent Erdahl, Reporter 

Business/Consumer – Program/Series/Special: “Colorado Drinks
Jeremy Hubbard, Producer
David Althouse, Producer
Isaias Medina, Photographer
Noah Skinner, Photographer
Joshua Maranhas, Photographer
Nicholas Carvin, Motion Graphics Designer 

Magazine Program – Program/Series/Special: “Let’s Remember Pearl Harbor
Jeremy Hubbard, Producer
Sean Towle, Photographer
Isaias Medina, Photographer
Joshua Maranhas, Editor
Nicholas Carvin, Motion Graphics Designer
David Althouse, Editor
Bryant Vander Weerd, Photojournalist
Timothy Davis, Historian 

Magazine Program – Feature/Segment: “Spirit Of Colorado
David Althouse, producer
Aristea Brady, Anchor
Michael Driver, Photojournalist
George Taylor, Photojournalist
Kevin Torres, Producer
Jeremy Hubbard, Anchor

Informational/Instructional – Feature/Segment: “The Secret Language Of Emojis
Linda Kicak, Executive Producer
Tammy Vigil, Reporter
Serena Ung, Special Projects Producer

Nostalgia Program – Series/Special: “Where Heroes Rest
Jeremy Hubbard, Producer
Sean Towle, Producer
Nicholas Carvin, Motion Graphics Designer
David Althouse, Photographer
Timothy Davis, Historian 

News Promo – Single Spot: “KDVR Alien Tower
Mike Johns, Producer
Rodney Pearcey, Graphic Designer
Jeffrey Cales, Graphic Designer 

Graphic Arts – Program: “Special Program Motion Graphics”
Nicholas Carvin, Motion Graphics Designer
Rodney Pearcey, Motion Graphics Designer
Jeffrey Cales, Motion Graphics Designer


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